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ESRL/PSD Seminar Series

Earth System Science and Modeling Research Recent Advances and Emerging Opportunities for Support through the NOAA Climate Program Office

Jin Huang
NOAA/CPO Earth System Science and Modeling Division


NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO), situated within NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) and located in Silver Spring, MD, is aimed at advancing observation and monitoring, scientific understanding, modeling, and prediction of climate and its impacts to enable effective decisions. CPO supports and manages competitive research programs and facilitates coordination/integration to engage the internal and external research community to achieve NOAA’s mission.

The Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM) Division of CPO is focused on improving scientific understanding of Earth’s atmosphere, ocean, land, and cryosphere as an integrated system and improving NOAA’s climate and Earth system models and predictions from weeks to decades. The ESSM Division includes three grants programs, namely, Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle and Climate (AC4), Climate Variability and Predictability Program (CVP), and Modeling, Analysis, Prediction, and Projections (MAPP). ESSM Division also includes an Assessment program.

Following an overview of CPO and ESSM, the presentation will review recent ESSM accomplishments and newly funded research activities. Selected undertakings include process-level studies (e.g., FIREX, DYNAMO), predictability studies of climate phenomena (e.g., MJO, ENSO, AMOC, droughts), climate and Earthy system modeling (e.g., Climate Process Teams, high resolution modeling), advancing sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) predictions (e.g., NMME, SubX, Arctic sea ice prediction), development of application products (e.g., NIDIS), and testing for research-to- operation transitions through the support to NOAA Climate Test Bed (CTB). The presentation will also discuss emerging science opportunities (such as, Arctic, water cycle extremes, air quality) and enhancing communications and collaborations with NOAA labs and other research partners.

Monday Aug 14, 2017
1:30 pm
Seminar Coordinator: Madeline Sturgill (

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